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    Ideal chainring size for 429c

    What size chainring was the 429c designed around. Thinking about getting 1x 10 or 11 and want to know what DW designed around. I know it has been traditionally 32.

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    i think it depends on how strong you are on steep climbs or how fast you want on pavements.

    for me, ill go 28T if i would go 1 x 11...
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    Ideal chainring size for 429c

    It's not only how strong you are but with the DW suspension the squat/anti squat ratio varies with the size of the chainring so there is a ring where they are balanced. You can feel the difference in your suspension when climbing up a hill if you drop to a smaller ring even if you move to a smaller cog to maintain equal effort.

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    I'm on the pivot 429c, and I have a 30. It seems perfect, just enough to get up really steep pitches and no problem pedaling home on a flat road. A 32 ring would make some pitches impossible for me, a 28 would be better than a 32.

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